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Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging for Non-appendiceal Acute Abdominal Pain in Adults: Pancreatitis and Diverticulitis

  • Michael N. Patlas
  • Ania Z. Kielar
  • Patrick D. McLaughlin
  • Douglas S. Katz
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Part of the Evidence-Based Imaging book series (Evidence-Based Imag.)

Abstract

The chapter will present recent evidence and controversies in diagnosis of acute abdominal pain due to pancreatitis and diverticulitis. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has established indications and time frames for staging severity of pancreatitis in the acute phase. Currently, the role of MRI in diagnosis of acute pancreatitis had been increasing. MRI is the modality of choice for detection of CBD stones. MDCT has high accuracy for the depiction of colonic diverticulitis, but the effect on patient management and outcome has not been well established to our knowledge.

Keywords

Abdominal pain MDCT MRI Acute pancreatitis Acute diverticulitis Emergency imaging Evidence-based imaging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael N. Patlas
    • 1
  • Ania Z. Kielar
    • 2
  • Patrick D. McLaughlin
    • 3
  • Douglas S. Katz
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Trauma/Emergency RadiologyHamilton General Hospital, McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Department of ImagingThe Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyVancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyWinthrop-University HospitalMineolaUSA

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